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Beautiful Cottage Next to a Magnificent Castle! Newly Renovated

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View of the Dordogne River--La Maisonnette is the cottage pictured on the right

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Last updated: 08/20/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Beynac-et-Cazenac cottage description

Resting atop an enchanting Medieval village and right next to a pristine castle lies La Maisonnette du Coteau. Recently renovated, this exquisite cottage offers numerous luxuries, while maintaining a deep respect for it's Medieval roots.

Rest here while you experience a taste of a French countryside steeped in history and culture. Not only will you enjoy the beauty, comfort, and luxurious ammenities at La Maisonnette, but you'll also appreciate Beynac's delicious restaurants, amazing concerts, beautiful walks, stunning art galleries, and one of France's most well-preserved castles within minutes.

When you stay at La Maisonnette, you'll understand why it's one of the most photographed homes in the village, and on several of the printed postcards you'll find around town. Its prominent place atop the Cliffside village of Beynac-et-Cazenac affords its guests breathtaking views of the Dordogne River, the entire valley, and of the village. Enjoy a dinner or lunch outside on the terrace overlooking the canoes dotting the river, or take a bath in a claw foot tub while you gaze out across the Valley of the Five Chateau. Now that's what we call relaxing!

Inside the home you'll find:

* gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances including a sub-zero freezer, two refrigerator drawers, and a dishwasher; the highlight of the kitchen is the gourmet La Canche gas stove--a stove that professional cooks in Europe use throughout France
* beautifully restored wood beams in every living space
* a mix of modern and antique furnishings, including a few pieces that are hundreds of years old
* thick, perfectly restored stone walls
* unique window shapes and ornate iron work on the exterior
* romantic master suite with queen-size bed and a private bathroom, including a claw foot tub overlooking the Dordogne Valley.
* 2 additional guest rooms, one featuring another queen-size bed with both antique and modern furnishings; another with two twin beds; both are lovely and very comfortable
* Sleeps 5-6 people
* Antique tile floor on the mail level, recently refurbished hardwood floors throughout the remainder of the cottage
* Modern bathroom on the second level, including a luxurious shower cabin and a towel warmer; private views of the nearby hillside as well
* relaxing TV/movie room where a TV, DVD player and leather sofa await
* both a washer and a dryer on the premises
* gorgeous, mature, terraced gardens overlooking the Dordogne River Valley.

Let me share a little more about the glorious town of Beynac and while this is the ideal location for your vacation...whether you arrive from the East or from the West, stunning views of the town invite you as you approach this Medieval cliffside town. You will find your breath taken away as you observe the little golden buildings with their antique tile roofs nestled amongst each other as they overlook the lovely river Dordogne. Like us, you'll be shocked that such a lovely place even exists! It will feel surreal as you spend your days enjoying all the Dordogne has to offer. There will be no question in your mind as to why Beynac is listed as one of the Most Beautiful Villages in France (Les Plus Beaux Villages de France)

La Maisonnette is the ideal landing pad for visiting the other small, picturesque villages in the area, and for enjoying other sights as well. Make sure you visit the Marqueyssac Gardens, the Lascaux Caves (oldest art on the earth), the famed outdoor market in nearby Sarlat, the 5 chateau within 5 minutes of Beynac, and take a canoe or boat ride down the river for unexpected and amazing views. And don't forget to take a tour of the castle you'll be staying right next to (the windows of La Maisonnette look out upon the old castle walls and the old city walls as well); the Chateau of Beynac is one of the best preserved in France. You'll feel as if you stepped back to the 12th century!


Keywords: Cottage

Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Onsite Services

                  • Housekeeper Included

                  Suitability

                  • Non Smoking Only:

                    This is an absolute! Thank you....moreless

                  • Children Welcome
                  • Pets Not Allowed

                  Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

                  • Bedroom 1

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                  • Bedroom 2

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                  • Bedroom 3

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                  • Queen size Beds (2) There is a Queen size bed in each of two larger bedrooms. These beds would be the equivalent of 'queen' in the US, but in Europe as it is 160cm x 200 cm., Twin or Single Beds (2) A third bedroom has two twin beds., Baby Cribs (1) A portable/folding crib is available in the cottage, and would fit in one of the larger bedrooms....moreless

                  Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

                  Kitchen & Dining

                  • Kitchen:

                    The star of the kitchen is the La Canche stove. Enjoy a gourmet experience while preparing a delicious meal after a trip to the amazing Sarlat food market. ...moreless

                  • Refrigerator:

                    with subzero freezer...moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Cooking Utensils

                  Amenities

                  • Wood Stove:

                    We have electric heat, but the wood stove is rated to heat the whole house in the winter - it should keep you toasty in the colder months!...moreless

                  • Air Conditioning:

                    A major luxury in this area; on those hot Dordogne Summer days you'll be refreshed as you walk into a cool, refreshing home...moreless

                  • Parking:

                    Parking at the parking lot just up the path from the cottage is available for our guests...moreless

                  • Parking Off Street:

                    A parking lot with ample parking is located 50 meters from the cottage ...moreless

                  • Heating
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Fireplace
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Living Room

                  Entertainment

                  • Television:

                    DVD Library is included with several films featuring Beynac and the area...moreless

                  • Games:

                    Lot's of games! Settlers of Catan, Carcassoane, Scrabble, Boggle etc....moreless

                  • Stereo:

                    We have a speaker dock for your ipod or other device to plug into...moreless

                  • Video Library:

                    Many movies filmed in Beynac and the surrounding area...moreless

                  • DVD Player
                  • Books

                  Communications

                  • Telephone:

                    Unlimited free calling to North American and European Phone numbers! (Calls to european cell phones excluded)...moreless

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    Feel free to bring along your laptop and enjoy WiFi throughout the cottage...moreless

                  • Broadband Access
                  • Free Long Distance

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    Kayak and Canoe rental is conveniently availabe right from Beynac...moreless

                  • Lanai / Gazebo:

                    Small covered patio in the garden...moreless

                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Balcony
                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Location & View

                      • Water View:

                        Gorgeous view of the Dordogne River...moreless

                      Activities

                      • Museums
                      • Rafting
                      • Fishing
                      • Cycling
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Golf
                      • Swimming
                      • Rock Climbing
                      • Kayaking
                      • Hot Air Ballooning
                      • Groceries
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Medical Services
                      • Shopping
                      • Boating
                      • Antiquing
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Restaurants
                      • Cinemas
                      • Theme Parks
                      • Spelunking
                      • Hiking
                       

                      Reviews

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      August
                      Aug 1 - Aug 29, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      €1,495
                      Sept - Oct
                      Aug 30 - Oct 30, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      €220
                      €1,295
                      Nov - December
                      Oct 31 - Dec 19, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      €169
                      €759
                      January - April
                      Dec 27 - Mar 31, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      €169
                      €850
                      May
                      May 1 - May 28, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      €189
                      €1,295
                      June
                      May 29 - Jul 2, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      €1,595
                      July - August
                      Jul 4 - Aug 27, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      €1,695
                      Sept - Oct
                      Aug 28 - Oct 29, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      €1,395
                      My Standard Rate
                      3 night min stay
                      €159
                      €859

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Refundable Damage Deposit €500
                      • Taxes Included

                      Cancellation policy:

                      Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                      Last updated: 08/20/2014
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                      Location

                      Car: Recommended

                      Paragliding, Truffle Hunting, Gourmet Cooking Classes, Hot Air Balooning, & Castles a-plenty

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2009

                      About the owner: Over the past 15 years, we've created several reasons (and sometimes excuses!) to visit France. For us, France offers the best of everything we want in a vacation--culture, art, breathtaking scenery, excellent cuisine, history, etc. When we first visited Beynac, we felt as if we stepped into some sort of fairy tale--something we'd never experienced, even in France, up till this point. The Dordogne region, more specifically Beynac, is the perfect location for any traveler wanting to experience the best of France. Renovating this historic cottage was one of the most difficult, yet most rewarding 'adventures' we've ever taken and we hope you enjoy the fruits of our labors here at La Maisonnette du Coteau.

                      Why the Owner Chose Beynac-et-Cazenac:
                      After falling in love with Beynac, we decided to check out a few properties in the area. Properties in this coveted Medieval village are rarely on the market and if they are, it's not for long. When we saw this little cottage nestled next to an amazing castle, we thought, 'this is our chance!' Cottages next to castles aren't exactly the norm :) We sacrificed much and put our hearts and souls into making this a vacation property you'll want to return to over and over.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                      There are many unique aspects to La Maisonnette, let me name a few: the luxury kitchen, the washer AND dryer, the stunning views, the mature gardens, air conditioning, and well-designed spaces. If you choose to stay at La Maisonnette du Coteau, this will likely be the only time in your entire life that your view from the cottage includes a majestic river, a Medieval village and most importantly, a 14th century castle. Yes, as you walk out the door of La Maisonnette, you find yourself staring directly at the old castle walls.


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                      Photos

                      • View of the Dordogne River--La Maisonnette is the cottage pictured on the right

                        View of the Dordogne River--La Maisonnette is the cottage pictured on the right

                      • Luxury Kitchen--complete with stainless appliances and a gourmet La Canche stove

                        Luxury Kitchen--complete with stainless appliances and a gourmet La Canche stove

                      • Enjoy a view of the Dordogne Valley from the clawfoot tub in the master suite

                        Enjoy a view of the Dordogne Valley from the clawfoot tub in the master suite

                      • A cozy sitting area on the main floor

                        A cozy sitting area on the main floor

                      • Summer sunset view from just next to La Maisonnette

                        Summer sunset view from just next to La Maisonnette

                      • The lower village.  Some of the film Chocolat was filmed here!

                        The lower village. Some of the film Chocolat was filmed here!

                      • This is the passageway next to the castle to access La Maisonnette!

                        This is the passageway next to the castle to access La Maisonnette!

                      • A view of the upper village near La Maisonnette

                        A view of the upper village near La Maisonnette

                      • One of the most photographed facades in Beynac

                        One of the most photographed facades in Beynac

                      • An exquisite dining area

                        An exquisite dining area

                      • Kick up your feet and enjoy the view!

                        Kick up your feet and enjoy the view!

                      • La Maisonnette can be seen 2/3 up and to the far left in this image

                        La Maisonnette can be seen 2/3 up and to the far left in this image

                      • Detail of the dining table on the main floor

                        Detail of the dining table on the main floor

                      • View of the upper village from the stunning Chateau de Beynac (next door)

                        View of the upper village from the stunning Chateau de Beynac (next door)

                      VRBO #255275

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                      This listing was first published here in 2009.

                      Date last modified - Tuesday, August 19, 2014

                      €159 - €242 per night (EUR)
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                      3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 6

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